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Board of Directors

  • Doug Busch, Chairman
  • Mari Baker
  • Kimberly Belshé
  • Evelyn Dilsaver
  • Helen DuPlessis, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Hector Flores, M.D.
  • Alan Fohrer
  • Will Glaser
  • Kristina M. Leslie
  • Paul Markovich
  • Leon E. Panetta 
  • Mohammad H. Qayoumi, Ph.D.

Blue Shield of California Foundation

Peter Long
President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation


Senior Management

Paul Markovich
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Bailet, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Health Care Quality & Affordability

Nitin Bhargava 
Senior Vice President, Employer Markets

David Fields 
Executive Vice President, Markets; President, Care1st

Seth A. Jacobs, Esq.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Michael Mathias
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Michael Murray
Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer

Mary O'Hara
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Robertson
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer 

Marcus Thygeson, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, Chief Health Officer

Todd Walthall
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

Amy Yao
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary


Margaret Anderson
Vice President, Senior Markets

Patrice Bergman
Interim Vice President, Specialty Benefits

Michael Beuoy 
Vice President, Network and Trend Analytics

Kathleen Billingsley 
Vice President, CalPERS and UC Sector

Bill Brown
Vice President, Business Platform Services

Gary Cohen
Vice President, Public Affairs

Michael Dahlem 
Vice President, IT Shared Services 

Espen Dahlen 
Vice President, Total Rewards

Jim Elliot
Vice President, Producer and Channel Partner Relations, Enterprise Sales and Service

Michael Ellis 
Vice President and Managing Attorney

Amanda Flaum 
Chief Operating Officer, Care1st

Michael Gebhart 
Vice President, Finance

Diana Gibson Pace
Vice President, Premier and Labor Accounts

Susan Hallett
Vice President, ACO Strategic Partnerships

Ruth Hendrickson 
Vice President, HR Business Partner, Markets

Larry Hilty
Vice President, Strategic Alliances

Chris Jaeger, M.D., M.B.A. 
Vice President, ACO Strategy and Product Development

Tina Kibler
Vice President, Internal Audit Services

Keith Kim
Vice President, Applications Development

Robert Losier
Vice President, IT Infrastructure Services

Alvin Loving
Vice President, IT Shared Services

Edward Lui
Vice President, Underwriting

Haley Mixon
Vice President, HR Business Partner, Corporate

Matt Nye
Vice President, Pharmacy Services

Michael O’Neil
Vice President, Product and Market Alignment

Arminé Papouchian
Vice President, Provider Network Management

Daniel Prettyman
Vice President, Markets Finance

Lina Saadzoi
Vice President, Cost of Healthcare Analytics and HCQA Finance

Shayna Schulz
Vice President, Customer Care

Hope Scott
Vice President, Chief Risk and Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Sheils
Vice President, Corporate Shared Services

Steve Shivinsky
Vice President, Corporate Communications 

Jeff Smith
Vice President, Individual and Family Plans

Mike Stuart 
Vice President, Corporate Controller

Cecilia Sun 
Vice President, Transformation, Multi-Channel Strategy

Charles Sweeris, Esq.
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

Devon Valencia 
Vice President, IT Program Delivery

Melissa Welch, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, Clinical Quality Network and Markets Support

Darrin Wells
Vice President, Network and Trend Analytics

Bryce Williams
Vice President, Wellbeing

Karen Xie 
Vice President, Enterprise Architecture

Steven Young 
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer